Types of Embroidery Stitches

There are many types of embroidery stitches, and they all serve a purpose! There are three basic stitches that you should know about when designing your logo for embroidery. It can help you understand the process of embroidery and help you get a better picture of what your logo will look like on our products.

The Straight Stitch

The straight stitch is the most basic stitch. Think of this as an outline stitch or a detail stitch, where any straight line should be. It’s made by sewing a line of stitches and repeating that process over and over again to add thickness. Straight stitches are awesome for details and ensuring your logo looks consistent every single time it’s embroidered.

Here’s a great example of a straight stitch:

The Satin Stitch

The most recognizable stitch is the Satin Stitch! It’s effective for text or borders. You can tell a Satin Stitch apart by its long, unbroken threads that look like satin. These stitches fill entire areas and give the fabric a beautiful sheen you just can’t get with any other stitch. Satin stitches are beautiful in small areas. They create a sense of quality in the logo, and can be effective for micro logos.

Here’s a great example of a satin stitch:

The Fill Stitch

This is a common stitch that you can probably liken to weaving, which is great to create volume and texture. And as the name suggests, the fill stitch is great to fill up a large area on your logo. Fill stitches are preferred for larger areas because there’s less space between threads. This gives the logo a more uniform look and creates high color with no space.

Here’s a great example of a fill stitch:


There are many types of stitches, and all have their place in custom corporate embroidery. At Thread Logic, we have the tools you need to create incredible logo embroidery for your brand. Try us out today!

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About Jeff Taxdahl

With over 20 years’ experience in embroidery and business ownership, Thread Logic owners Jeff and Wenda Taxdahl, and the Thread Logic team, know what it takes to make custom logo embroidered apparel that people are proud to wear.